1-30-08 Floyd News

Transitions Birthdays and Anniversaries: Wednesday — Don Essary, Linda West Friday — Bobbi Nall, Kathy Duncan Upcoming events • Seniors will meet Thursday at the Floyd Senior Citizens Center for games and fellowship. Potluck is at 6 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. • Lion’s club will meet Monday at 7:00pm 4-H meeting held […]

We don’t endorse candidates — we just critique them

Freedom Communications newspapers, which include this one, do not endorse political candidates. The practice dates to the company’s founder, R.C. Hoiles, who developed a political philosophy of small “L” libertarianism that advocates limited government, respect for the individual, free markets, free trade and property rights. Hoiles fearlessly criticized powerful institutions and practices that many take […]

Republican presidential candidate profiles

Rudy Giuliani Considering what’s most agreeable and most egregious about Rudy Giuliani’s candidacy, we find some of his positions would advance freedom while others give us considerable pause. Most agreeable are his promises to “restore fiscal discipline and cut wasteful Washington spending,” cut taxes and reform the tax code. Washington’s most concerted assaults on freedom […]

Democratic presidential candidate profiles

Editor’s note: The following profiles of presidential candidates are intended to help voters decide whether individual freedom will advance or retreat if the candidate is elected. Hillary Clinton A Hillary Clinton presidency poses substantive threats to individual freedom. Her statist approach would injuriously intrude into nearly every aspect of life. Clinton would have the government […]

Judge to allow re-enactment photos in Novak trial

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico The judge in a murder trial of a Cannon Air Force Base airman said Tuesday she will allow re-enactment photos of the crime scene as evidence. Chief Trial Judge for the Air Force Dawn Eflein said she believes the photos depicting how the body of victim Kimberly Novak, 20, […]

Weather service issues high wind warning

Freedom New Mexico Staff The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a red flag warning for high winds, effective until 5 p.m. today. Northwest winds increasing to 40 mph with gusts to 60 mph will continue throughout the day, according to the NWS. Strongest winds are expected near the Texas-New Mexico border and over […]

Mentoring program seeking volunteers

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer Big Brothers, Big Sisters of southeastern New Mexico is making a big push to find volunteers in Roosevelt and Curry counties. Big Brothers, Big Sisters matches adults with children and teens in a mentoring program. The time commitment is an hour spent with their partner per week and activities […]

Novak judge throws out previous conviction

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Monday amounted to a day of housekeeping as attorneys argued motions before the judge in the first day of the first-degree murder trial of a Cannon Air Force Base airman accused of slaying his wife more than three years ago. Edward Novak II faces […]

Jan. 29, 1961

• Ken Hubbard and Dr. Howard McDonald were spearheading an effort by the Chamber of Commerce to bring the Methodist Home for the Aged to Portales. They were seeking to collect $75,000 for the effort. • The Thursday special at Mac’s Drive In was an eight-inch pepperoni pizza for 59 cents. • ENMU’s School of […]

1-29-08 It’s Their Job

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Name: Donna J. Mowrer Job: Deputy District Attorney Time on job: Since August 2001 Background: Mowrer Earned a Bachelors Degree in Political Science at ENMU with graduating magna cum laude. She attended the University of New Mexico Law School and participated in the UNM clinical law student program. She graduated in 2001 from UNM. She […]

1-29-08 ENMU Briefs

Faculty / Alumni • Gene Smith, College of Business, had an article titled “CPAs-Close the Loopholes on Continuing Education” published in the December 2007 edition of the Journal of Human Resources and Adult Learning. • A monograph titled Counseling and Disabilities: Needed Counseling Concerns Relative to Educational Psychology and Special Education that was written by […]

1-29-08 Local Briefs

Library hosting scavenger hunt Students in grades K-6 are invited to participate in a scavenger hunt this week at the Portales Public Library. The hunt takes place at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday at the library, 218 S Ave. B. Conservation trees available It is time for interested residents of Roosevelt County to order conservation trees, […]

Former Lady Ram Morgan Hill’s Navy bunch to be broadcast today on ESPNU

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By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico Another year at the Naval Academy means more confidence, more playing time and more exposure for Portales native and former Lady Ram Morgan Hill. Hill is a sophomore at the Annapolis military academy, and this year, she’s better prepared to tackle the unique hardships that playing a sport at […]

Angelo State Rams batter Hounds 70-54

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By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico Greyhound basketball coach Shawn Scanlan isn’t using the shorthanded status of his team as an excuse. He simply doesn’t believe the five Greyhounds hitting the court at any given time are playing good basketball. The Greyhounds stayed with the Angelo State Rams for the entire first […]

Angelo State Rambelles come back to beat Zias

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team gave Angelo State about a 10-minute head start in Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division basketball game. After that, the Zias more than held their own. They rallied to lead at halftime, then trailed once only briefly until the final two […]

Springs’ remoteness handy to outlaws

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Ruth White Burns: Special to the PNT Editor’s note: This is the final story in a three-part series of Sunday articles describing the importance of Portales Springs in eastern New Mexico history. As the ranchers began to come into eastern New Mexico in the 1860s and 1870s, the trail that went by Portales Springs was […]

Woman injured in explosion dies in hospital

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor A Portales woman injured in an explosion at her home Wednesday has died in a Lubbock hospital. Clytie Calton, 91, whose family owned and operated Calton Furniture in Portales, died late Saturday morning. Services are pending for Calton with Wheeler Mortuary. Family members smelled natural gas odorant inside the […]

Gas company: Explosions rare occurrences

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor While investigators haven’t pinpointed a cause for Wednesday’s deadly explosion at the Clytie Calton residence, members of the family have said they smelled gas prior to the explosion. Calton died Saturday from injuries sustained in that explosion. If it turns out to be caused by natural gas, it won’t […]

1/27

Jan. 27, 1963 • The ENMU Golden Library construction OK’d at the cost of $575,000. • ENMU Greyhounds lost their first game in six starts in New Mexico.

Novak’s parents say they’re ready for closure

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor For Kimberly Novak’s parents, who will travel to New Mexico from their home in Arkansas for the murder trial of her husband, the investigation into their daughter’s death has been a long, slow, excruciating process. Edward Novak II was charged in March 2006 with the Oct. 28, 2004, slaying […]